I had the privilege of being asked to do a review on the Durban Laser Clinic in Durban North.
To be honest with you, I was very interested in this review as I have heard a lot of people talking about Laser Clinics, chemical peels and Laser hair removal. To me, the sound of it always made me think of pain, burning hair and weeks of having to hide away till you look normal enough to appear in public again. You also hear the horror stories that people love to share. So I went along to see for myself.
I was greeted at reception by a very bubbly, smile from Bianca the receptionist, who then introduced me to Marinda Steyn the owner and her highly qualified Therapist Mandy Jorgensen. They started off by explaining to me what to expect when you come for your first consult. They do a very thorough investigation into your medical conditions, and a full skin assessment. The reason for this is that medication, and medical conditions play a huge role in the type of treatment that you can receive and whether it will be effective or not. For examples some condition and even the use of certain acne medication at the time of treatments may be contraindicated for Laser Treatment, because of the fact that it may make your skin photosensitive or may cause delayed healing in other conditions. Knowledge is key to the success of any treatment. Marinda and her team are highly professional and would never let anyone have a treatment that they did not believe was best for the person being treated. I loved the very professional, clinical feel about the Clinic. And although I was made to feel very comfortable and open to talk about anything, there was still a strong sense of privacy and loyalty that made you relax and know that you would be well taken care of. I was taken through the treatments that they offer as listed below, as well as shown before and after photos that blew me away.
The equipment used by the Durban Laser Clinic is state of the art equipment and has been approved by the FDA and CE, which stands for the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and the CE stands for all European and/or international standards. Which firstly goes to show how professional the Durban Laser Clinic is and secondly that they only use top quality equipment.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL – I could immediately see that they had done their homework, and that is why they changed from the less affective and more painful IPL machine to the Revolutionary, High speed Light Sheer Duet which is a Diode Laser. This machine provides faster results, it is pain free. Trust me, this ninny tried it. They also have another world class machine;
FRACTIONAL RESURFACING LASER – The Pixel laser, the latest generation of laser skin resurfacing devices capable of improving a variety of skin conditions, like acne scarring, enlarged pores, coarse skin texture and fine lines and wrinkles, with less downtime and discomfort associated with the other resurfacing lasers.
IPL ( INTENSE PULSED LIGHT) – The process of IPL photo rejuvenation can very successfully reduce or eliminate sun spots, freckles, facial veins and rosacea and give your skin a more even tone, with a smoother look and feel. The evening out of skin colour will results in a more youthful looking skin.
CHEMICAL PEELS –We have different peels which combines different fruit acids to renews the skin by lifting dead cells off the surface and stimulating proliferation of the cells in the basal layer underneath, resulting in a healthier living zone of the skin and a glowing look. With a series of Peels you can quickly achieve substantial improvement in the appearance of lines and wrinkles, while making your skin look and feel softer, smoother, and more radiant. Acne scars, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone and photo aging may become greatly improved.
~Although the Durban Laser Clinic offers many different types of treatments, I think I have grabbed your attention enough to take a closer look at the six main types of treatments that they offer at the Durban Laser Clinic and what each treatment is used for:
I promise that although it is my absolute pet hate to bare all my flaws, I will provide you with before and after photos so that you can see for yourself what a difference these treatments do make, and why they are worth every penny.
1. LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Pain free and Very Effective
Suitable for All Skin Types
High Speed (can do a man’s back in 20 minutes)
2. IPL PHOTO REJUVENATION
Removal of Sun Spots
Removal of Freckles
Broken Capillaries and Rosacea
3. FRACTIONAL LASER OR PIXEL LASER
Laser for Coarse Skin Texture
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
4. NEAR INFARED SKIN TIGHTENING
5. COSMELAN TREATMENT
To treat post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation from Acne Scarring
Best treatment for Melasma (Hormonal Pigmentation)
Rejuvenation of Skin and Anti-Aging Benefits
Improves Active Acne
6. MESOESTETIC PEELS
This treatment is used for a Softer and Smoother Texture.
Mild Scars and Imperfections
Age Spots, Freckles and Melasma
High speed LightSheer Duet FOR HAIR REMOVAL
What difference does LightSheer Duet bring to hair removal? Firstly it is the Laser of choice for medical doctors who have hailed it as the Gold Standard in laser hair removal. This is because it is pain free, has faster results and It requires fewer treatments therefor it will save you money. And best of all, it is suitable for all skin types including tanned skin. This fantastic machine can be used for hair removal on any part of the face, arms, bikini, chest and abdomen, as well as the legs and back. In order for the treatment to work, you must not wax, thread or tweeze before your treatment. When booking your treatment, ensure that you shave the day before. This will give best results and the Light is attracted to the dark hairs under the skin. Unfortunately if you have blond, grey or red hair, there is a chance that the treatment will not be effective so speak to Marinda or Mandy prior to your appointment to ensure that you receive the best results? These treatments are so fast and affective that you can even have them done in your lunch break and go straight back to work.
IPL PHOTO REJUVENATION
How does IPL work? A cold gel is applied to the area that is to be treated. The smooth surface of the IPL hand piece is gently applied to your skin and pulses of light are applied. You may feel a slight sting, like the snapping of a rubber band. But that is as painful as it gets. Brown spots from sun damage as well as age spots respond well to IPL treatment IPL photo rejuvenation provides the best long term results with the minimum discomfort. It is a safe, non- invasive treatment that treats the effect of sun damage without disruption of the skin’s surface, (therefore no down- time). Simultaneously it encourages the formation of new collagen and elastin, thereby improving overall skin texture. Now things are getting exciting! I know I am not the only person who feels the need to wear foundation to give me that flawless look on skin that is far from flawless.
FRACTIONAL LASER OR PIXEL LASER
What is the difference between Fractional or Pixel Laser and IPL? The technology is known as ablative fractional technology. The skin is treated by removing tissue via a dot Pixel hand piece. The laser pulse creates tiny ablative zones, removing the epidermis and upper dermis. The treatment triggers the body’s natural healing process, stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin tissue. The procedure treats small zones of the skin per treatment, leaving 65% of the skin untouched around the treated areas. These surrounding unaffected areas act as a reservoir for more effective and rapid tissue healing and collagen production reducing the down time significantly. Pixel technology is performed as “scattered” ablation vs. total ablation seen in other technologies that requires an extensive recovery time. Pixel skin resurfacing improves skin texture and tone, smooth’s the skin and diminishes pigmentation. In short, this procedure erases those factors that add years to your appearance, restoring youthful vitality. The Pixel laser is the latest and the most effective technology to remove acne scars, surgical scars and other blemishes that involves the texture of the skin. This Laser allows for a smoother, tighter and more improved skin texture in just several sessions, if not visible in the first session.
NEAR INFARED SKIN TITNING
This treatment is not a face lift, but a face tightening. You will not walk out with a face that looks like you have had your head out the window to long while travailing at high speeds. The Near Infared Skin Tightening is a gradual natural looking face tightening treatment. It helps improves skin tone, texture and tightness for a younger looking appearance. This technology tightens loose skin on the face, chest and neck, where sagging unattractively points out the passage of time. The deep heating stimulates your body’s natural skin renewal process which helps tighten existing collagen and form new collagen. Over time and several treatments the sagging or wrinkled skin is replaced with smoother, tighter skin with improved tone and texture that will give you an overall younger looking appearance.
The Cosmelan is an effective hyper-pigmentation management programme consisting of both salon and home care. This treatment is beneficial for all skin types that are battling with pigmentation, old scars or even acne. Cosmelan works by blocking the melanin-producing enzyme and therefore reducing the production of Melasma. These darker skin patches can be caused by a number of influencing factors like oral contraceptives, menopause, sun exposure as well as genetic predisposition.
This amazing chemical peel can be safely used on most people. There are various types of peels for different skin types, (dry, oily, normal) as well as aging skin and pigmentation, acne prone skin etc. The Aesthetician will choose the correct type of peel to suit you. A superficial peel serves as a wonderful treatment to prepare the skin for other remodelling treatments if you so wish. The Mesopeel offers the widest range of peels, with the best active ingredients. Mesopeel’s are highly safe and yet they offer the most effective results that you could wish for. These peels work so well because they provoke and accelerate skin regeneration in the superficial layers of the skin. The solution loosens or destroys damaged skin cells in order to evoke the formation of new healthy tissues in the deeper layers of the skin. The best part is that this is a really quick treatment, it takes under half an hour. The peel is applied using a soft brush. Sometimes there is a slight burning sensation when it is first applies but it only lasts about 5-10 minutes.
KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR ALL THE BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS THAT WILL FOLLOW IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS!
CONTACT THE DURBAN LASER CLINIC: TEL: 0315649834 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
ADDRESS: Docnor Medical Center, 39 Umhlanga Rocks Drive, Durban North